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Robert Wickens wins first race since IndyCar horror crash in 2018

Robert Wickens has won his first race since his career-pausing IndyCar crash at Pocono in 2018, which left him with a devastating spinal injury.

Rossi: No change within Andretti despite imminent split

Alexander Rossi says that signing a deal with Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet for 2023 has not ruined the atmosphere within his current team, Andretti Autosport-Honda.

Indy Lights driver Pedersen to test Juncos Hollinger IndyCar

Current Indy Lights driver Benjamin Pedersen will have his first test in an IndyCar next Monday driving the #77 Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet.

Herta fastest in eight-car Indy road course test

Colton Herta led the field in the eight-car test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course today.

"The ball is rolling" to land Helio Castroneves a NASCAR ride

Fresh off a stock car win last weekend in the SRX Series, IndyCar Series star Helio Castroneves has plans in the works to make his NASCAR debut as well.

The best of Chevrolet’s 101 IndyCar wins in the current era

Chevrolet has won 101 of the 173 IndyCar races held since it was lured back to the series by the 2.2-liter turbo formula. Chevy’s current and former IndyCar program managers spoke to David Malsher-Lopez about the company’s achievements.

Rosenqvist extends McLaren stay; IndyCar or Formula E possible

Felix Rosenqvist has signed a multi-year extension to his McLaren deal, as the team assesses whether to keep the Swede in IndyCar or move him to its Formula E squad.

IndyCar’s Firestones to come from new facility in Akron, OH.

Firestone has opened a new $21m Advanced Tire Production Center designed for more efficient and sustainable tire production that will produce the Firehawks used by the NTT IndyCar Series.

DeFrancesco starts campaign for neonatal ICU that saved his life

IndyCar rookie Devlin DeFrancesco and his family have launched a campaign to raise money for the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto that saved his life.

Johnson targets Le Mans 24 Hours in Hendrick Garage 56 entry

Jimmie Johnson is hoping to fit a 24 Hours of Le Mans campaign with Hendrick Chevrolet’s Garage 56 project in between his commitments for 2023.

Iowa newcomer McLaughlin leads 19-car IndyCar test

IndyCar sophomore Scott McLaughlin headed a 1-2-5 for Team Penske-Chevrolet after a day of testing at Iowa Speedway.

De Silvestro: Now I know what to expect from current IndyCar

Simona De Silvestro is confident that her IndyCar comeback at Road America will have major benefits ahead of her second and third outings for Paretta Autosport-Chevrolet.

My favorite race car – Will Power on the Panoz DP01

Will Power recalls the Champ Car World Series' final spec chassis, the Panoz DP01-Cosworth, which he drove to Victory Lane in its first and last races.

IndyCar team-by-team midseason review 2022

Eight races down, nine to go, it’s time to reflect on who has been excelling and who’s been sub-par of the full-time entries in the first half of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season.

Newgarden on title prospects: “We must clean up our consistency”

Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden says the #2 Team Penske-Chevrolet group must avoid the “feast or famine” trend it has followed in 2022 in order to earn a third title.

Rossi uncertain if pitstop delay cost him Road America win

Alexander Rossi has admitted he doesn’t know whether he could have beaten Josef Newgarden to the Road America victory, even if he hadn’t been beaten out of pitlane following the first pitstop.

Ericsson on Palou clash: “Nothing wrong with that move”

IndyCar points leader Marcus Ericsson stood his ground after the Road America incident with teammate Alex Palou that saw the defending champion break his suspension on the back of the Indy 500 winner’s car.

Newgarden: Rossi was very strong, we were a little better Road America
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Newgarden: Rossi was very strong, we were a little better

Road America winner Josef Newgarden says he was confident he would have beaten Alexander Rossi in IndyCar’s Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America, even if his Penske pitcrew hadn’t got him out ahead of the polesitter.

Power, DeFrancesco stay calm after early (and late) clashes

Will Power kept his emotions largely in check following IndyCar’s Road America race, after being punted off and into a wall by Devlin DeFrancesco.

Palou “surprised” to be hit by Ganassi IndyCar teammate Ericsson

Reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palou says “I was surprised that my teammate hit me” after early contact with Indy 500 winner Marcus Ericsson cost him dear at Road America.

Road America IndyCar: Flawless Newgarden wins, earns $1m bonus Road America
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Road America IndyCar: Flawless Newgarden wins, earns $1m bonus

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Josef Newgarden drove a perfect race at Road America to beat pole-winner Alexander Rossi, who on a late-race restart also ceded second place to new championship leader Marcus Ericsson.

Herta suffers grid penalty at Road America

Colton Herta has received a six-place grid penalty at Road America for an unapproved engine change.

Road America IndyCar: Palou tops Newgarden in final practice

Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda’s reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palou set fastest time in the third and final practice session for tomorrow’s Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America.

Rossi used Newgarden’s tire tactic to beat Newgarden to pole Road America
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Rossi used Newgarden’s tire tactic to beat Newgarden to pole

Road America pole-winner Alexander Rossi admitted that he and race engineer Jeremy Milless opted to follow Josef Newgarden’s tire tactic from last year to earn top spot in qualifying.

Road America IndyCar: Rossi wins first pole in three years Road America
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Road America IndyCar: Rossi wins first pole in three years

A fascinating battle between primary- and alternate-tired drivers at Road America was resolved in favor of Alexander Rossi who became the eighth different pole-winner in the first eight races of the 2022 IndyCar season.

Road America IndyCar: O’Ward leads Power in second practice

Pato O’Ward, who took his first IndyCar pole position at Road America two years ago, again mastered the track in second practice for tomorrow’s Sonsio Grand Prix to put Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet on top.

Road America IndyCar: Rossi leads Herta in first practice

Alexander Rossi outpaced his rivals in opening practice for the Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America, the venue where he last won an IndyCar race in 2019.

IndyCar’s Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America – weekend schedule

The eighth round of 2022’s NTT IndyCar Series at Road America will be supported by action from the four steps of the Road To Indy. Here is the full schedule.

IndyCar at Road America – facts, schedule, entry list

All you need to know ahead of the eighth round of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series – the Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America presented by AMR.

Remembering the magic of Belle Isle

The last IndyCar race on Belle Isle was a classic – but the unique demands of the track made so many of the races there so memorable. David Malsher-Lopez recaps the action on one of IndyCar’s finest venues.

Calderon hopes to improve on familiar tracks, inspire young girls

Tatiana Calderon says that she hopes returning to IndyCar tracks she knows will boost her performance, and that she wants to entice young female fans to get involved in the sport.

McLaren models to feature in Petersen Automotive Museum

Several legendary cars from McLaren will be appearing in a special exhibit in the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, from next week.

De Silvestro hopes “blank sheet” can aid learning current IndyCar

Simona De Silvestro, who this weekend starts her first IndyCar road course race since 2015, says that the long layoff may actually help her re-learn the car.

Ilott cleared for Road America return with Juncos Hollinger

Callum Ilott will return to NTT IndyCar Series action this weekend at the Sonsio Grand Prix of Road America.

Indy 500 veteran Rasmussen dies aged 85

Eldon Rasmussen, Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame inductee, died Sunday, June 5, at the age of 85.

Power: Fluctuating qualifying form improves racing skills Detroit
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Power: Fluctuating qualifying form improves racing skills

Detroit Grand Prix winner Will Power believes that occasionally qualifying badly has helped to improve his judgment when racing in the pack.

Ganassi aces content with recovery drives in Detroit

Scott Dixon, Alex Palou and Marcus Ericsson all expressed relief at a “good points day” as they remained firmly in the championship hunt.

Rossi on Detroit GP: “One more lap would’ve been interesting…”

Andretti Autosport-Honda’s Alexander Rossi, who finished second at Belle Isle, believes he needed just one more lap to wrestl Will Power.

Power “drove as straight as I could” to nurse tires to victory Detroit
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Power “drove as straight as I could” to nurse tires to victory

Detroit Grand Prix winner Will Power says that looking after his soft alternate tires at the start of his final stint was key to him hanging on for victory.

Detroit IndyCar: Power holds off Rossi, wins last Belle Isle race Detroit
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Detroit IndyCar: Power holds off Rossi, wins last Belle Isle race

Will Power climbed from 16th on the grid to score Chevrolet’s 100th win in IndyCar's 2.2-liter era in the marque’s backyard, as he held off Alex Rossi in a tense duel to the checkered flag.

Detroit IndyCar: Rossi leads race day warm-up session

Alexander Rossi demonstrated his and the #27 Andretti Autosport-Honda’s latent promise that was masked by a red flag in qualifying, by topping this morning’s half-hour warm-up.

Sato, Malukas put their pace down to great teamwork at Coyne

Dale Coyne Racing teammates, veteran Takuma Sato and rookie David Malukas believe their excellent Detroit qualifying performances are simply a result of great teamwork and a great team.

Newgarden on Detroit: “One of my most satisfying pole laps ever” Detroit
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Newgarden on Detroit: “One of my most satisfying pole laps ever”

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Josef Newgarden, who claimed his 16th pole for the final IndyCar race on Belle Isle, says it was one of his best ever.

Detroit IndyCar: Newgarden on pole for final Belle Isle race Detroit
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Detroit IndyCar: Newgarden on pole for final Belle Isle race

Josef Newgarden of Team Penske-Chevrolet will lead the field to the green for the final Detroit Grand Prix to be held at Belle Isle Park, after shading a surprising challenge from Takuma Sato of Dale Coyne Racing with RWR-Honda.

Detroit IndyCar: Rossi tops second practice in between red flags

Second practice for Sunday’s Detroit Grand Prix was stopped no less than five times for on-track incidents, and it was Alexander Rossi who emerged fastest for Andretti Autosport-Honda.

Detroit IndyCar: Kirkwood tops first practice for Foyt

Reigning Indy Lights champion and recent Andretti Autosport hire Kyle Kirkwood brought joy to current employers AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet by topping first practice at Belle Isle.

Rossi: AMSP’s IndyCar performance has “exponentially increased”

Alexander Rossi says one of the reasons he signed for Arrow McLaren SP next year is the huge amount of progress made since McLaren bought into the team.

Kiel: Rosenqvist “doing what he needs” to retain AMSP seat

Arrow McLaren SP president Taylor Kiel has suggested that Felix Rosenqvist’s recent performances are enough for him to keep his ride in the team as it expands to three full-time entries.

Why IndyCar is evaluating aeroscreen performance in the wet

The GP of Indianapolis saw IndyCar’s aeroscreen in its first wet race, and some drivers complained of visibility issues. Is there an easy fix? David Malsher-Lopez spoke to IndyCar president Jay Frye and weighed up both sides.

New aeroscreen part of IndyCar weight-saving plans for 2024

A revised, lighter aeroscreen from Pankl and PPG is part of IndyCar’s plans to cut weight from the 2024-era cars.

Chevrolet aims for its 100th IndyCar win since 2012 return

Chevrolet is hoping that fate will allow it to score its 100th win under IndyCar’s 2.2-turbo V6 regulations on its home ground in Detroit.

IndyCar’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix – weekend schedule

The seventh round of 2022’s NTT IndyCar Series, on Belle Isle, Detroit for the final time, will as usual be supported by the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and two rounds of Indy Lights. Here is the full schedule.

Rossi confirmed at Arrow McLaren SP in multi-year deal

Alexander Rossi will join Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet from 2023, as he and the team continue their quests for an IndyCar Series championship.

IndyCar at Belle Isle, Detroit – facts, schedule, entry list

All you need to know ahead of the seventh round of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series – the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear.

Ilott to miss IndyCar race in Detroit after Indy 500 crash

Callum Ilott will not take part in this weekend’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, and will be replaced in the #77 Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet by Santino Ferrucci.

Rossi out, Kirkwood in at Andretti Autosport for IndyCar 2023

Alexander Rossi will leave Andretti Autosport-Honda at the end of this season, to be replaced by Kyle Kirkwood.

Why Ericsson’s Indy 500 win is a turning point for an ex-F1 racer Indy 500
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Why Ericsson’s Indy 500 win is a turning point for an ex-F1 racer

Marcus Ericsson’s brilliantly executed triumph in the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 will boost the confidence of a driver who always had the talent to succeed, and now has the self-belief, too. He spoke with David Malsher-Lopez.

Record-breaking $16m purse for Indy 500, Ericsson scoops $3.1m Indy 500
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Record-breaking $16m purse for Indy 500, Ericsson scoops $3.1m

Marcus Ericsson’s Indy 500 victory earned him $3.1 million from a record-breaking total purse of $16,000,200m for the event.

Fancied runners left licking wounds after Indy 500 troubles

Several typically strong Indianapolis 500 teams were left disappointed after promising form through practice failed to translate to strong results on Sunday.

O’Ward: Ericsson “out of nowhere came out with insane speed”

Pato O’Ward said he barely stood a chance in his battle with Marcus Ericsson for the Indy 500 win, and seemed to suggest his Chevrolet didn’t have the power to compete with his rival's Honda.